HC Deb 20 October 1998 vol 317 c1097W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to reduce road congestion; and if he will make a statement. [54355]

Mr. Prescott

The policies I announced in my recent Integrated Transport White Paper will play a major part in reducing congestion. They will encourage the transfer of freight from road to rail, reduce the need for people to travel, offer them better transport choices and encourage more people to undertake short journeys by cycle or on foot.